| Jul 22, 2014
| 7:19 AM
GLASTONBURY — The school board has renewed Superintendent Alan B. Bookman's contract for another year and awarded him a 4 percent raise.
"I think that it is fair to say, when we look at all that goes into running a school system of over 6,000...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 11:45 AM
Surprising facts about the landmark Connecticut desegregation case Sheff v. O'Neill:
Though considered a Hartford case, four of the 18 young plaintiffs were from the suburbs — two from Glastonbury and two from West Hartford. The idea was that...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Erin Spaulding was in the middle of training for a half-marathon when one day at work, a 350-pound cabinet came loose from the wall above her desk and fell on her head.
That was in 2010. Three years later, she did get to run her half-marathon, at...
| Apr 22, 2014
Japanalia Eiko, a long-time fixture on the Hartford fashion scene, is closing this summer.
The company, which includes a design workshop, retail clothing shop and intimate cabaret venue in Hartford's West End, has been a popular shopping destination for...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 9:31 AM
The lunch specials at Seoul BBQ in New Britain are some of the best bargains around. Like the almost-standard complimentary chips-and-salsa brought to the table at most Mexican restaurants, or the slightly less-standard preliminary treat of fried papadams...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 4:04 AM
VERNON — Becky and Dave Dyment's son Justin was just 4-months-old when he was diagnosed with a rare seizure disorder. At the time, the couple promised to always include Justin in family activities and trips.
Now they are hoping to win a customized...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 7:15 AM
An insurance trade group and lobbying organization in Connecticut announced Wednesday it has a new president who served as associate counsel for the Connecticut Business and Industry Association, or CBIA.
Eric George of Glastonbury will start mid-July as...
| May 1, 2014
| 12:55 PM
The All-Courant high school boys indoor track team, honorable mentions, story lines of the season and more:
55 meters: Alex Brown, Rocky Hill, Jr.
300: Stephon Henry, New Britain, Sr.
600: Dhahran Velasquez, Capital Prep-Hartford,...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 3:00 AM
When the first settlers arrived in the 1600s, among the things they were unprepared for in Connecticut was the weather. Owing to its geographical location, the new land they were seeking to inhabit produced an ever-changing array of meteorological...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Surrounded by piles of student work to grade, lessons to plan and laundry to do, I have but one hope for the new year: that the Common Core State Standards, their related Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium testing and the new teacher evaluation...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 4:42 PM
Last week, I heard a teacher comment that one of her students came to kindergarten unable to identify the color red.
"Didn't anyone at home ever say to this child, 'Look at the red fire engine'?" she asked.
While the importance of teachers cannot be...